Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 2:25am [Dine in]
I absolutely love this restaurant. It is increadibly well priced and the brown rice sushi is some of the best I've had in Vancouver.
I especially love the star and crispy mango rolls. If you get green tea, make sure to get the brown rice green tea (genmaicha), as it is much better in my opinion.
Iki is not at all pretentious, but it does not look tacky either. The outside does not make you want to come in, but the inside is very nice. It is comfortable and cozy, without any real theme in the decor making it feel almost like a friend's dining room, rather than a trendy restaurant. This is a place I have been going to several times a month for the last two years and I am still in love with the food. I take everyone there I can and no-one has hesitated to return on their own.
Iki is a great find, and easy to get to. It litterally is the 99 Bus stop on East-bound Broadway at McDonald.
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Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 2:14am [Dine in]
Go to Nyala's (on 20th and Main) with a group and have fun. This is a place that is all about your company and the pleasures of enjoying a meal together. Definitely have a good read of the menu as the owner has a wonderful sense of humour and the descriptions are highly entertaining.
It is a relaxed atomosphere with really good food and it has live music every second Tuesday. This is the kind of place that you make an outing of rather than grabbing a quick bite to eat. Don't go if you are in a rush. Talk with the owner when he circulates--he is the head chef and also makes all the pottery that your food is served in! When you consider the fact that you also eat with your hands there, it really has a "hands-on" sort of vibe.
I recommend all of the lentil dishes. I personally am not crazy about some of the red meat dishes which are traditionally served on the bone, but the chicken with the egg is exquisite and all of the vegetarian dishes were delightful.
I hope you have fun and bring good company. (Keep an eye out for their Ethiopian coffee ceremony which they will be starting soon).
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